🇪🇸 Spain Dominates 🇬🇪 Georgia 7-1 in Euro 2024 Qualifier – Watch Match Highlights ⚽🔥
September 8, 2023 – Football
Spain’s National Team
In a commanding performance during the fifth round of the Euro 2024 qualifiers, Spain’s national team achieved a resounding 7-1 victory against Georgia. Alvaro Morata scored a hat-trick in the 22nd, 40th, and 66th minutes, while Dani Olmo (38′), and a Solomon Kverkvellia own goal (28′) contributed to Spain’s lead. Nico Williams (68′) and Lamin Yamal (77′) also found the net for Spain, while Georgia’s Giorgi Shakhvetadze scored their lone goal (49′).
With this win, Spain moves up to 6 points, securing second place in Group A, trailing Scotland by 6 points (with an extra game played). On the other hand, Georgia remains in fourth place with 4 points.
First Half Action
The match began with Spain applying immense pressure. In the 10th minute, Dani Olmo had a chance to open the scoring but sent the ball just over the crossbar after some skillful dribbling inside the box.
Spain’s relentless pressure paid off when Morata scored the opening goal in the 22nd minute. Marco Asensio delivered a beautifully curved cross from the right, allowing Morata to rise and head the ball into the bottom right corner.
Just six minutes later, Spain added their second goal. Fabian Ruiz sent a cross into the box, which unintentionally deflected off Georgia’s defender Solomon Kverkvellia and into the net.
Two minutes after that, Fabian Ruiz found the back of the net again, but the assistant referee raised the flag for offside.
Dani Olmo extended Spain’s lead in the 38th minute, capitalizing on a defensive deflection to slot the ball into the bottom right corner.
Morata notched his second goal of the game in the 40th minute, exchanging passes with Fabian Ruiz inside the box before firing low to the left of the goalkeeper.
Lamin Yamal entered the game in the 44th minute, replacing Dani Olmo. This substitution made Yamal, at 16 years and 57 days old, the youngest player ever to represent the Spanish national team in an official match.
Second Half and Georgia’s Goal
Georgia’s substitute, Shakhvetadze, managed to score Georgia’s first goal in the 49th minute. He unleashed a low shot that goalkeeper Unai Simon struggled to save.
Despite Shakhvetadze’s efforts, Morata completed his hat-trick and secured Spain’s fifth goal in the 66th minute.
Nico Williams added another goal in the 68th minute with a superb individual effort, dribbling through the left side of the box and slotting the ball between the goalkeeper’s legs.
Lamin Yamal, the young sensation, scored his first international goal in the 74th minute, redirecting a cross from Nico Williams into the net.
Spain’s dominant performance against Georgia solidified their position in the Euro 2024 qualifiers. With a comfortable victory and Morata’s impressive hat-trick, Spain continues to chase the top spot in the group, while Georgia faces a challenging path ahead.